Rethrow, Partial Rethrow, or Completely New Rallye
When you are first starting to write your rallye one of the first decisions you need to make is whether to rethrow an old rallye, partially rethrow an old rallye, or write a completely new rallye.
Rethrow an Old Rallye
You take a rallye that has previously been written and just check that the route still works and that the poles are still accessible. With this you don’t need to come up with the theme, choose a route or figure out the gimmicks. This option gives you the experience of being a RM but not the stress of figuring things out.
Partially Rethrow an Old Rallye
With a partial rethrow you start with an old rallye and either keep the route and choose a new theme/gimmicks or keep the gimmicks and choose a new route. This option gives you a little more creative input but part of the rallye is already done for you. If you want to be a RM but are scared that you can’t do it all on your own, this would be the option for you.
Write a Completely New Rallye
This is the scariest option of all. You have to choose your own theme, route and gimmicks. This option is not for the faint at heart. You might start with a standard set of GIs but will need to change them to incorporate your gimmicks and theme. Beware of taking someone else's GIs; they could set up gimmicks you don't realize are there and don't intend to use.